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20110731 1952 Zemaiciu Alka

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A: Palanga beach

Фотограф: turist 2'o'plys, На расстоянии 8.6 км отсюда

Palanga beach

B: Стоунхендж в Литве

Фотограф: O.Petrovich, На расстоянии 10.4 км отсюда

Святилище: В лесу HBH возрождено языческое святилище, где царит особенная аура, действие которой можн...

Стоунхендж в Литве

C: Pape. Lighthouse

Фотограф: Jonas Nosalis, На расстоянии 13.0 км отсюда

Pape. Lighthouse

D: Pape, derelict homestead

Фотограф: Jonas Nosalis, На расстоянии 13.4 км отсюда

Pape, derelict homestead

E: Palanga

Фотограф: Aleksandr Reznik, На расстоянии 13.6 км отсюда

Palanga

F: Bridge to the Sea in Palanga

Фотограф: Aurimas Liutikas, На расстоянии 13.6 км отсюда

This is one of the oldest and largest wooden bridges in the region. Thousands of people come to visit...

Bridge to the Sea in Palanga

G: Palanga

Фотограф: Aleksandr Reznik, На расстоянии 13.6 км отсюда

Palanga, Lithuanian sea resort.

Palanga

H: Palanga

Фотограф: Aleksandr Reznik, На расстоянии 13.6 км отсюда

square near the bus station

Palanga

I: Palanga

Фотограф: turist 2'o'plys, На расстоянии 14.6 км отсюда

Palanga

J: Amber Museum, Palanga, Lithuania

Фотограф: Aurimas Liutikas, На расстоянии 14.9 км отсюда

This is a museum of amber that has one of the biggest collection of amber in the world. It used to be...

Amber Museum, Palanga, Lithuania

Эта панорама была снята в Lithuania, Europe

Описание для места - Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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